Sparking Conversation The art of conversation in the classroom Part Three

What is the only instrument that we can all play?

Creating "table conversation" in the classroom.

Knowing your conversation piece either on "purpose" or by pure "accidental teaching"

If Shakespeare were to invite Romeo and Juliet over to your house for dinner, describe the three topics they would most likely discuss as their "conversation pieces". Be prepared to back up your thinking using evidence from the text.
The Gilded Age

The Gilded Age:Spurred on by the railroad, development of steel and use of oil, the Gilded Age became a juxtaposition of extreme wealth and poverty as America transformed into an industrial power. The urban landscape was forever transformed by this time period and further exposed the realities between the have and have nots.

"The Have and the Have Nots"

Are the men who built America Captains of Industry or Robber Barons?

Thanks a latte

You have been asked to facilitate a live "coffee talk" with the thought leaders of the Captains of Industry and the Robber Barons to discuss the transformation of the urban landscape in America.


As a group, work together to decide what topics, trends, and conversations you will facilitate as well as possible response from each side.



Created with images by isakarakus - "old man old men elders" • EmilyGrace Photography - "conversations" • irinaraquel - "Francesco Hayez - Romeo and Juliet" • cliff1066™ - "Thomas Alva Edison" • Ron Cogswell - "East Entrance -- Vanderbilt Mansion Hyde Park (NY) 2016" • allisonmseward12 - "Starbucks" • moritz320 - "kick-off ball editing" • aitoff - "scales balance weighing"

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